Iraqi Police: ISIS Attack Kills Seven Security Forces


(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE SAUDI NEWS AGENCY ASHARQ AL-AWSAT)

 

Iraqi Police: ISIS Attack Kills Seven Security Forces

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 – 09:45
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a car bomb in New Baghdad, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Asharq Al-Awsat
At least seven members of Iraq’s security forces were killed and 16 wounded overnight in two separate attacks by ISIS, police said on Thursday.

Three members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and two policemen were killed in an attack in the Sayed Gharib area north of Salahuddin province’s Dujail district, 50 km north of Baghdad, late on Wednesday, police said, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, a mortar attack against Kurdish forces in Kola Jawi village of Sulaimaniya province’s Kalar district at midnight killed two members of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government’s Asayish internal security forces and wounded 14, an Asayish source said.

However, ISIS has not claimed responsibility for either attack.

According to Reuters, Iraq declared victory over ISIS, which once held large swathes of the country, in December 2017.

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